5 Charts to Understand Wind Energy


Wind is invisible. But luckily, wind energy isn’t. Here are five charts to help you understand the current and future state of wind energy — and how you might profit from America’s wind energy revolution.

1. Winning with wind
It may come as a shock to California, but Texas cowboys produce more wind energy than any West Coast treehuggers. The Lone Star State churned out an impressive 36 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in 2013 — more than twice that of Iowa, its closest competitor. While this might come as a surprise to most, it’s yet another example of Texas doing what it does best — finding a natural resource and making the most of it. Don’t believe me? Just ask oil. . . . .